Most visited tourist sites in each state of the south east

South East Nigeria is one of the geopolitical zones of Nigeria, consisting of the following states; Abia · Anambra · Ebonyi · Enugu · Imo. The region is blessed with so many tourist attraction. below are the Most visited tourist sites in each of the states that make up the region.

The Awhum Waterfall and cave

Most visited tourist sites in each state of the south east

 

The Awhum Waterfall and cave is a popular tourist destination in south eastern Nigeria, located in Amaugwe village of Awhum town, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.  Awhum Waterfall is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock with water flow at the top forming a stream. Some part of the waterfall is usually warm through the seasons. Awhum Waterfalls is 30 metres high and is located around the Awhum Monastery. Awhum isnt popular only because of its beautiful attraction but also because it serves as a pilgrimage center.

The National War Museum Umuahia

Most visited tourist sites in each state of the south east

located at Ebite Amafor in Isingwu Community, Umuahia North LGA. The National War museum was established in 1985 on a large expanse of land. The museum has a collection of objects of traditional and modern warfare, It has three galleries that cover traditional warfare, the armed forces and the Nigerian Civil War weapon galleries. War relics housed in the museum include weapons used during the pre-colonial civil disturbances, warfare materials used during communal and inter-tribal wars and those of the Nigerian Civil War. There are outdoor displays of warships, military aircrafts, armoured tanks, and also “Ogbunigwe” (bombs produced locally by Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War).

Ogbunike Caves

Most visited tourist sites in each state of the south east

Located in the town of ogbunike in Anambra state. Ogbunike cave consists of a massive structure with a big open chamber of about 5m high, 10m wide and 30m long at the entrance. There are ten tunnels at the main chamber leading to different directions. Within the tunnels are big chambers and other tunnels of varying lengths, some of which are inter connected. The caves are occupied by a large colony of bats of various sizes. There are streams and body of water at various places. A stream flows out from one of the tunnels into a rapid flowing river (River Nkissa). At the meeting point of the river and the stream one can feel the warm water from the caves and the cold river water. Beside this portion of the river is a table land of about 5 X 5 square meters used as a relaxation spot by visitors to the caves. The immediate environment of the caves is up to about 200 meters radius is a thick tropical rainforest type of vegetation.

Oguta Lake and Holiday Complex

Most visited tourist sites in each state of the south east

Located in Oguta town in Imo State of southeastern Nigeria. Oguta lake is Nigeria’s second largest lake. It is a popular tourist spot in imo state as the lake has a beautiful blue colour, and is neither salty nor home to crocodiles, making it Ideal for swimming and water sports. The complex runs a cruise service giving visitors a chance to get out onto the lake. Aside from the lake, the complex is known for its full sized, 18 hole golf course. There is also a children’s recreation park.

 

Unwana Beach

Most visited tourist sites in each state of the south east

Unwana beach is located at Unwana in Afikpo North LGA. The beach is part of extensive scenic golden sand beach along Cross River basin. it is an ideal center for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, sport fishing, canoe-racing, and yachting.
The golden sand beach is one of the top tourist attractions in Ebonyi State. it is usually a beehive of activities at weekends and public holidays as fun seekers gather there for parties and other social events. The beach is an ideal pace for relaxation, sport, fishing, swimming, sun bathing, yachting and canoe racing.

26 thoughts on “Most visited tourist sites in each state of the south east

  • March 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm
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    I’ve always wanted to visit Africa. Since I’m a fan of Chimamanda Adichie’s books, I know I would love Nigeria!

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  • March 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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    The Ogbunike Cave looks really cool!! I don’t know if I will ever make it there, but one can dream! 😍

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  • March 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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    Many great sites I have never had Nigeria in my list of countries to visit but that Awhum waterfall looks really awesome. And the Oguta lake what a scenery.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 9:10 pm
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    This was really cool to learn about I love learning about places around the world!

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  • March 17, 2018 at 11:36 am
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    The lake and the caves look like a great attractions to explore. Especially for photography images

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  • March 17, 2018 at 11:37 pm
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    These look so cool! Oguta lake looks especially beautiful.

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  • March 19, 2018 at 3:02 pm
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    Hi there! Thanks for this great post. I am a big fan of Africa and loved traveling to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Southafrica and the Northern countries – always an amazing trip!

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  • March 20, 2018 at 9:30 am
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    The only trip I had in Africa was in Egypt. But I always liked this place, because it is really virgin and so close to nature. I have never been to south est, but your post makes me to travel there and really soon….

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  • March 20, 2018 at 9:38 am
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    Oh wow, this looks amazing! A warm waterfall would be heaven right now. Sounds like there is so much to explore in South East Nigeria, but not many travel bloggers are covering it. Love this!

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  • March 20, 2018 at 12:49 pm
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    Wow! this place is new for me, I haven’t visited and never consider checking out until now. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  • March 20, 2018 at 5:31 pm
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    Oguta lake is so beautiful…feel the beauty of Nigeria through your travel story…Africa is such a great country with a most diversified nature.

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  • March 20, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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    I must admit to my ignorance. I had no idea what a beautiful country Nigeria is. Awhum Waterfall is particularly appealing to me.

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  • March 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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    Looking at all these simply makes me appreciate nature the more, these are locations that most people are not aware exist, thank you for sharing these wonderful places with us.

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  • March 21, 2018 at 12:37 am
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    I have a serious fascination with caves. Though all of these caves look beautiful. Would love to visit The Awhum Waterfall and cave someday. The scenery looks spectacular! Gorgeous photos!

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  • March 21, 2018 at 5:30 am
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    These are some beautiful destination of world no doubt people visit there the most . I would like to visit them too adding in my bucket list.

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  • March 23, 2018 at 2:18 am
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    Oh wow. These are some beautiful locations. I want to visit Africa. My mother has such great memories and photographs of her many trips to the continent. I’m going to share this post with her and see if she’s ever been to these places.

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  • March 28, 2018 at 11:22 am
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    How cool is the The National War Museum. I would love to explore the ship.

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  • March 29, 2018 at 6:45 am
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    I would love to visit The National War Museum Umuahia. Visiting museums is one of my favourite things on a vacation.

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  • March 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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    Very informative article, i have had the opportunity to visit only ogbunike caves, i’m bookmarking this now.

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  • March 29, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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    Definitely adding the The Ogbunike Cave to my bucket list! I would love to got there one day!

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  • March 29, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    The caves look really pretty and to be honest this isn’t somewhere I’d think to visit but I’d definitely like to now x

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  • March 30, 2018 at 10:09 am
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    I really want to visit The Awhum Waterfall and cave. It looks very interesting! I’ll tag along my friends.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 4:09 am
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    This is pretty cool! I have not been to Nigeria before and learning about their tourist sites is very informative.

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